Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of visiting My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, a program of Catholic Charities located next to the Basilica in downtown Baltimore.
My Sister’s Place provides three meals a day and access to services such as case management, education and job training to women in Baltimore City.
I was deeply impressed by those working and volunteering at MSP, by their evident care for the women and children they serve, and by the quality of the facility, which appears more like a hotel than a center serving those who are homeless.
There is a spacious dining room with polished hardwood floors, classrooms with the latest audio-video technology, and a common area with comfortable furniture and an electric fireplace.
The center also features a children’s play area and facilities for showers and laundry, as well as an outdoor courtyard.
In this Year of Mercy, let us give thanks for programs like My Sister’s Place, which promote the dignity in all God’s children and which reflect the love and Mercy God has shown each of us in such great abundance.